Hispanic National Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Funds (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Programs (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
HNBF Princeton Review Duard Brad-shaw Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Justicia En Diversidad Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships (Graduate, Undergraduate/Scholarship)
MALDEF Law School Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
1111 Pennysylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Purpose: To promote diversity in the legal profession by providing financial assistance to law students attending an ABA-accredited law school. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be students entering their first year in law school; must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale at their undergraduate degree at the time the application is submitted; must be citizens or permanent residents of the USA. Criteria: Committee of ABA members will select the recipients based on their application and financial need.
Funds Avail.: $5,000 renewable up to $15,000. To Apply: Applicants must complete the attached application form and must have the following documents: personal statement, recommendation, transcript, and personal, family and educational background. Deadline: March 1.
Purpose: To support and help the nation’s top college students to pursue their careers. Focus: Business, Finance, Engineering, Science. Qualif.: Applicant must be of Hispanic descent and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident; must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico; must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year; must have earned and maintain a grade point of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Selection of candidates will be based on the academic and financial status.
Funds Avail.: $500-$5,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit an official transcript, proof of family income, proof of citizenship status, essay, resume, and financial verification (if chosen as semi finalist only). Deadline: March 22.
Purpose: To provide financial support to the nest generation of Hispanic leaders. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be of Hispanic or Latino heritage; must be U.S.
citizens or legal permanent residents; must be juniors enrolled at least part-time in an accredited U.S. college or university; must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale; must demonstrate active participation and leadership in an undergraduate student Hispanic/Latino organization. Criteria: Selection of candidates will be based on the academic and financial status.
Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit an information sheet, cover letter and resume, personal essay and a recommendation letter from a professor (sealed and mailed in with application packet). Application materials must be mailed in one envelope to: Hispanic National Bar Foundation, 1900 K St. NW, Ste. 100, Washington, DC 20006. Deadline: June 1.
Purpose: To assist graduating high school students who are interested in the law to attend college. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be high school students interested in law; must have a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; must be attending a U.S. school and must be planning to attend law school; must attend an accredited two or four-year U.S. college on a full time basis during the academic year. Criteria: Selection of candidates will be based on the application materials and academic records.
Funds Avail.: 1,500. To Apply: Candidates must attach the current transcript of record, two recommendation letters (should discuss any or all of the following: academic and extracurricular achievements, community involvement, motivation, and leadership), personal statement, honors, paid and volunteer work, and extracurricular activities, and financial information. Application form is available at the website; send completed application to: LaAlianza, Justicia en Diversidad Foundation, c/o Alexander A. Boni-Saenz, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138. Deadline: February 1.
Purpose: To support and assist the Hispanic students on their education. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must be Hispanic; must have a grade point average between 2.80-3.60 out of a 4.0 GPA scale; must be enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university; must have at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants; must be residing in United States. Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.
Funds Avail.: $250-$1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit the official university-issued academic transcript. Graduate students are required to submit graduate and undergraduate transcript. Applicants must have a letter of recommendation from university administrator/faculty or community leader demonstrating student leadership and commitment to civic service (200-350 words). Application form is available at the website. Deadline: February 15 and October 15.
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to qualified individuals in pursuit of higher education. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be students entering their first, second or third year in law school; must have an outstanding academic records, including in their participation and
leadership in extracurricular activities; must be enrolled as a full time student. Criteria: Scholarships are awarded to Latino students based on the following criteria: (1) demonstrated involvement with and commitment to serve the Latino community through their profession; (2) by financial need; (3) by their academic achievement indicating the potential for successful completion of a graduate or law degree.
Funds Avail.: $1,000-$4,000. To Apply: Applicants must complete and sign MALDEF scholarship application form; must submit a current resume; must provide a typed personal statement of 750 words or less; must have the official undergraduate transcript or photocopy of an official transcript; have a letter of recommendation describing their involvement in the Latino community from a person familiar with that involvement; have a letter of recommendation from a college, or law school professor; and a complete financial statement from the school they are or will be attending that indicates both the financial assistance. Deadline: October 1.